Category Archives: agriculture

Building Resilience and Fostering Sustainability through Urban Farming

by Melissa Allegretti for SUST 350 Sustainability is the term everyone should understand and work toward as our environment continues to show signs of distress. Luckily, there are endless opportunities for people to contribute to a movement that will help … Continue reading

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Summer 2020 Course Preview for SUST 390 Rooftop Garden

This coming summer semester (2020) the Sustainability Studies program will reprise our innovative special topics course, SUST 390 Rooftop Garden, at the Chicago Campus. The class will utilize RU’s unique 5th-story rooftop garden on its LEED Gold-certified Wabash Building as … Continue reading

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Today & Tomorrow @RooseveltU: Learn about Compost, Explore a Farmers Market, & More!

This April is #RUEarthMonth2019, and there are lots of ways to go green at Roosevelt as part of our campus sustainability efforts — from recycling and composting promotional events to fun urban ag field trips to our annual sustainability symposium. … Continue reading

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Calling All Gardeners! Plots Available at the Schaumburg Campus Community Garden

Make every day Earth Day by growing your own flowers, fruits and vegetables right on campus at the Schaumburg Campus Community Garden. The garden is open to all members of the RU community (registration is required). The university will provide … Continue reading

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Celebrate Earth Day Today, & Go Green @RooseveltU this Week!

Earth Day is here! Get outside today if you can, rain or shine. Feel the sunshine on your face; or, the weather forecast holds up, bask in the overcast. (At least it won’t be snowing or sleeting.) Then, when you … Continue reading

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SUST Symposium 2019 on May 1st @RooseveltU

Celebrate #EarthMonth2019 @RooseveltU by attending the upcoming Spring 2019 SUST Symposium, which will be held on Wednesday, May 1st, from 2-5pm in Roosevelt University’s Wabash Building in Chicago (425 S. Wabash Ave.) and videoconferenced live via Zoom. Symposium 6.1 (Spring … Continue reading

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Fun Farming Field Trips Planned for Earth Month 2019 @RooseveltU

Ahh, spring has finally arrived! And what better way to celebrate this season than by getting outside and gardening. In honor or Earth Month, many special activities have been planned, including several garden and farm workdays and tours, arranged through … Continue reading

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Urban Agriculture Instructor position

Hi folks, The Gary Comer Youth Center is looking to hire a full-time, year round Urban Agriculture Instructor to work at their facility on the South Side. The full job flyer and link to apply can be found here. Position … Continue reading

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Farm to School: Bria Jerome Reports on Her Internship at Seven Generations Ahead

By Bria Jerome Located in the suburb of Oak Park, Seven Generations Ahead works quietly and consistently to implement environmental goals throughout Cook County and the state of Illinois. SGA workers and interns divide their work into several different categories, … Continue reading

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Summer 2019 Course Preview for SUST 390 Rooftop Garden

This coming summer semester (2019) the Sustainability Studies program will reprise our innovative special topics course, SUST 390 Rooftop Garden, at the Chicago Campus. The class will utilize RU’s unique 5th-story rooftop garden on its LEED Gold-certified Wabash Building as … Continue reading

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